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'Current' weather conditions

'Current' weather conditions

The weather turned lively in Cheney last Thursday evening as a brief, but intense, thunderstorm rumbled through the area. Cheney resident Randy Weatherbee took this photo of a lightning strike from...

AH farmers market presented to council

Plans for a farmers market in Airway Heights moved a little closer to reality with a briefing given to the City Council at its June 20 meeting. During a presentation updating the council on activities in the city by the Spokane Regional Health...

Water conservation is the law in Medical Lake

While some cities are asking residents to voluntarily adhere to an irrigation schedule, in Medical Lake, when you are allowed to water is the law. In 2007, the City Council passed an ordinance establishing restrictions on irrigation from June –...

Church planting

Church members JW Dalton and Christie Hoffman plant vegetables last Sunday in the new community garden located at the front of Cheney's St. Pauls Episcopal Church....

Looking for deals

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney City Council approved a pair of resolutions at its June 14 meeting that in one case saved the city money on a Light Department purchase, and in the other may save money down the road. The council approved a...

Help wanted: business recruiter

The Cheney Planning Commission has forwarded a recommendation to the City Council regarding how economic development is done in the city. At its June 13 meeting, the commission asked council to consider creating and filling an in-house economic...

Weather forecast is for 'a very normal summer'

Eastern Washington University geography professor Bob Quinn has been quite accurately forecasting the weather for decades, and teaching others along the way, too. As he retires after 49 years of work at the university, Quinn offered one final look...

JC's Mower Service fires up in Cheney

Jason Buck is taking what he learned in a 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force working on, among other things, high-powered jet engines, and translating that knowledge to lawnmowers. It has been a...

News Briefs

Fire officials concerned with fireworks, fire conditions Due to current sensitive fire conditions, local fire officials are urging everyone to use extreme caution with fireworks and campfires during this year’s Fourth of July celebration season....

Opinions vary on move of EWU graduation

Just like the ever-changing spring weather that was one of the reasons cited for moving Eastern Washington University graduation ceremonies indoors, opinions and evidence of just how the shift...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 13 Third-degree theft was reported on North Ninth Street. A picnic bench was stolen. A blue bicycle was found on the zero hundred block of West Third Street. Police assisted the Fulton New York Police Department with checking an...

New morning weigh-ins will be benefit for UFC competitors

Mixed martial arts fans who have been watching the sport for many years may have noticed new methods some state athletic commissions have adopted for the weigh-in procedures at UFC events. At the promotion’s last two events, UFC 199 (June 5) and...

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL American Legion Area 3 American League (Through June 20, 2016) W L PCT GB STK Sandpoint A 16U 3 0 1.000 - 3W Medical Lake 7 4 .778 1 2L Chewelah A #1 7 4 .636 1 1L NWC A 3 2 .600 1 2L Deer Park A 2 3 .400 2 1L Mead A 2 4 .333 2.5 2W...

Spokane Cannons new AAA home for West Plains' Legion players

Top West Plains’ players have a new team to call home for AAA American Legion Baseball in 2016, the Spokane Cannons. Coached by former Medical Lake standout athlete and current head baseball coach at Freeman, Chad Ripke, the Cannons feature four...

Medical Lake's Legion streak halted by Rogers

The Medical Lake American Legion A team had a cold dose of reality splashed in their faces June 15 at Holliday Field. A five-game winning streak that had head coach Kerry Kelly happy, as much as...

Lilac Open hopes to attract more pros with $8K top prize

The Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament rolls on in its second half century July 7-10 at the Fairways Golf Course with the lure of a nice chunk of change hoping to bring more professionals to the ...

Sports Briefs

EWU football season tickets on sale Season tickets for Eastern Washington University’s five-game home schedule at Roos Field along with away game tickets are on sale now. Fans can order season tickets by going to www.goeags.com/tickets and...

Summerhawks lose home game to Asotin

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team was unsuccessful in their chance for revenge against the Asotin County Blues after a 7-5 loss, June 16, in their first home game of the season. The Blues...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Single A Friday, June 24, Medical Lake hosts Deer Park, 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, Medical Lake at Shadle, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30,...

Priggee should not just be seen, but heard too

The images of political cartoonist Milt Priggees are seen regularly on the pages of the Cheney Free Press in the opinion section. The real Priggee, however, showed up June 9 to present lectures entitled “Cartooning in the Evergreen State.” His...

Beyond the fears, there are advantages to STEP

June 7 and 8 were a couple of banner days for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. On June 7, they received word they had been designated a Promise Zone by the federal government, a move putting them near the top of the list when they apply for economic...

Sanders supporters urged to rally to Hillary Clinton

A shout out to fellow Bernie supporters! We have had a big disappointment, but it is not wasted effort. Many people have been moved, new ideas have been heard, thoughts are percolating that have not been on the radar. He, and many of you, have...

Dave Wilson is an alternative to establishment politics

As a lifelong Republican, I reject Donald Trump and what he stands for: racism, xenophobia, nativism and contempt for women, the disabled and other groups. Rather than adhere to our party’s conservative principles and state a clear program, he...

Windsor Elementary library open for summer

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter For families with children attending Windsor Elementary School that are looking for some extra books to read over summer break, the school is conducting its annual summer library. Students and their parents can go to...

ML Knowledge Bowl team wraps up season in Chicago

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team wrapped up its season after they competed in the National Academic Championship in Chicago, June 11-13. Medical Lake went 1-5 in the preliminary rounds. Ginny Luhn, one of the team’s coaches, said...

Cheney teachers participate in STEM Institute

Students might have seen the plethora of vehicles parked outside of Betz Elementary School last Tuesday and Wednesday, even though summer break had started for Cheney School District the previous...

CHS May students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for May. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Kasey Bein, instrumental music, senior, Sam...

St. Paul's plants garden to help community

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is hoping to help the Cheney community with planting a garden in front of their church. The Rev. Christine Soule hopes the garden will help show the community St. Paul's...

West Plains BRIEFS

Rodeo parade registration open This is your personal invite to participate in this year’s Cheney Rodeo Days Parade. Get your parade entry ready and register for the event that takes place Saturday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Cheney.... Full story

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • June 24, Baby Play& Learn Storytime (ages 0-18 months) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • June 24, Sally Says: Simon’s Sister Takes Over. 3 – 4 p.m., community library. • June 25, Tennis Doubles Tournament, Cedar St. Tennis Courts. $12 per... Full story

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 29, 2006 Three Cheney High School graduates crashed a truck 120 feet down a mountain in Montana, leaving one man, 21-year-old Aaron Rockey, with three broken vertebrae, a broken shoulder and some broken ribs. In American Legion...

Churches

United Church of Christ Cheney UCC Sunday services will be on June 26 at 10 a.m. We hope you can join us. We have installed three new ceiling fans. They are quiet and keep the temperature at a very comfortable level even on hot days. Pastor David... Full story

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago on June 20, 1916, Ray R. Ames gave a demonstration of his wireless telegraph before a group of Normal School students by both sending and receiving messages. Using radio waves...

Gary Lee Bosworth

Gary Lee Bosworth, 65, passed peacefully into the Lord's loving hands on June 16, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. He succumbed to complications from leukemia. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Bosworth at... Full story

 
 
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